Michael McHale

Technical Director, WSP

Michael is a Technical Director in WSP’s Specialist Services,  Pavement Engineering Group, based in Edinburgh. Michael is a recognised UK road pavement specialist with over 39 years of experience and provides technical expertise in the areas of flexible road construction, materials and maintenance techniques.

Previous experience includes acting as the Head of Road materials at TRL. Michael’s research work has contributed to the development of national standards and new guidance aimed at improving the sustainability and durability of road pavements. He has authored best practice guides, national standards and material specifications. Michael also has experience of being appointed as an Expert Witness, including  involvement in resolving disputes and acquiring knowledge from the lessons learnt.

My Speaker Sessions

Tuesday 28 November 2023


Research into Service Life of Reinstatements

15:25 - 15:45 Roadworks
  • The presentation will discuss the implementation of an extended guarantee period for utility reinstatements and detail recent research to assess the expected service life of such reinstatements. 
  • The research looked at a sample of reinstatements completed over a ten-year period and compared these with data from a previous study undertaken in 2012. 
  • The results give data over a 20-year period and show how reinstatement quality has changed over that time. 
  • The research work, commissioned through the Scottish Road Research Board by the Scottish Road Works Commissioner, was undertaken by WSP